Flex Mussels - 82nd Street

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Direct importers of mussels from Prince Edward Island and oysters that taste like you're kissing the sea.

Happy Hour specials 7 nights a week at the bar and counter only.

5:30-7PM Monday-Friday
5:00PM-7PM Saturday and Sunday

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4.6
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Dee23
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places - casual, fun and delicious food! Must have oysters (if you enjoy) in addition to the mussels!!

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Matthew
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is great. You don't 'need' fries ... but does anyone? Don't forget to save room for donuts!

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KBinNYC
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a fantastic meal at Flex.
Innovative and delicious food.
Consistently good!!!

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Moyahe
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

enjoyed our dinner which included mussels and lobster roll.

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vipDebbieS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Mussels are great. Fries are ok. Drinks are expensive. Front desk seating very confused and not friendly. Table very close together.

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vipJaGo26
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The classic mussels had no taste - bland, not flavorful. My salad came drowned in dressing, but they readily exchanged it with dressing on the side. By far the worst part was the bus boy! He needs a lesson in etiquette. Sweet young man, but he piled all the dirty flatware on my friend’s plate so he could stack all the dishes. I was in disbelief. Waitress was lovely and efficient.

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vipjeanne
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always delicious. Favorite is the Boston style lobster roll. My husband loves the fra diavolo mussels!!

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vipjpic
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The greatest mussels! Also have fabulous oysters & fried calamari. And the dessert donuts are amazing. Absolutely love this place!

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vipTinaW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food. Out of town clients really enjoyed it. Lively atmosphere which got noisier as the later dinner hours arrived. Would recommend as a great option on the UES.

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vipenjayfoodie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my fave spots. Food so good it’s hard to choose but if you like mussels and great fries (truffle) and great clams and oysters - this is the SPOT!

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vipjeffh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced for the amount of mussels you get in a pot

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KT5914
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite. Great staff, food is always phenomenal. Highly recommended.

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GaryF
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Generous pours of cocktails. Tables are crowded. It is a relatively small space but well worth it.

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vipEGF1119
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Flex Mussels is my favorite restaurant! I come here a few times a year, it is a great energy no matter what time. We ate at 9pm and it was still loud and busy!

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It was cool, just chill with the reviews bra

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!! No matter what it is, get the numero 23!!!! Caesar at the bar is a MASTER.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The lobster roll was terrible, poor quality lobster and way too much mayo. It was sopping wet and made the bread very soggy when lobster rolls are supposed to be buttery and flakey. The fish and chips entree were not good and overly fried with little fish but lots of breading. Bread did not come till entrees were on the table and we asked for a basket before we ordered appys.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was spectacular as always. The noise level rose as the night went on. Better to come at 6 to avoid the noise.

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vipJRow
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Thai mussels. Pricey.

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AprilL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place ! Jack always makes the visit extra special

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alexiss
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing , my wife had taken me there for Father’s Day 2 yrs ago. I loved it, the only issue I had was with the waiter. I asked for this Bourbon drink, instead I got tequila. Other than that my wife ,son and I had a amazing time.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time there. There looks for the outside are deceiving. From the small store front, simple awning, and windows it had an appearance of a small bar like space. Once you every and get past the bar it open up into a wonderful and bustling space. This visit was Valentine's Day. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Service was impeccable even on this busy holiday

We started with oysters from back home, Washington, I had the first and chips, he had one of the fresh sheet fish options, and ended with donuts (a must have).

There fish and chips are great! Light batter, not greasy, I will really need to try something else sometime but this is my go to place for fish and chips.. He loves his fish and kale dish. He remarked many times how good and healthy his was. He usually isn't fast to compliment. The price difference between 4 and 6 donuts was marginal so we ordered 6. Next time we'll stick to to. Donuts are fresh, soft, an be filled with a wider variety of options. Vanilla sauce on the side makes for perfection!

1 beer
4 oyster
Fish and chips
Fresh fish special
6 donuts
1 espresso
$104.65

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vipLianeK
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. Exceptional service and the food was awesome. One of our favourite places!

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Keithhh
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mussels great staff and great donuts. The wait staff is professional and the food is excellent.

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vipFoodfriendly
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband, son and I were out to dinner. This place is always hopping. The burnt fingers appetizer was delicious. For dinner I got the Mexican, which is served in an oval cast iron pan plentiful and spicy, just the way I like it. My husband ordered Fra devilo, my son the #23, both served in their own pots. We exchanged entrees so we could experience all the delicious varieties . My only concern was the waiters were hustling about they kept bumping into anyone in the isle seat. A few times they actually knocked Food onto the floor or our laps. Most annoying

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viprussells
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

delicious,fresh seafood plentiful portions and wonderful service.

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SuburniteLovesNYCDining
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are always outstanding. The restaurant setup is perfect for a small tables, two to four people, but no more than six, so everyone can talk and hear each other. The raw oysters on the appetizer menu are always fresh and tasty. Try to the guacamole, made with avocados and crabmeat.

When ordering mussel pots, try to have everyone at the table order a different broth. Half the fun is dipping the bread into the different broths - so sharing is a great experience here.

It is perfect for a date, for an occasion and even a business meeting (my last visit I invited business colleagues). Leave room at the end for the donuts and forget the diet for the evening. You won’t regret it.

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Shan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The tables for 2 are very close.... too close. You can hear everyone's conversations.

Good is good but the prices seem much higher then the last time there.

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vipJLJo
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choices / great preparation of well sourced seafood . Knowledgeable enthusiastic servers. Nice wine choices Good value

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vipNYCresident
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Now on my list as the best mussels I've had in NYC! ...and the bread that came with it, YUMMM.
Person I was with had the chicken dish and said it was very good also. We both liked the Parmesan truffle fries. I will say, I'm very glad we had a reservation since the place filled up by 6:30pm (Friday).
My only complaint is why did it take me so long to try this place?!?! I will be back :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding!!!!!!! The Thai mussels are the best!! The service was perfect!!

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Isaac
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Been there twice. Will go again. Mussels and donuts...

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vipElizabethv
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is really terrific.
I have a home in Prince Edward Island and coming to Flex Mussels is like coming home.
The food is great with w wonderful variety of ways to eat mussels.
And, I love all the PEI photos on the wall.
Coming here makes for a great mid week get away in the city.
The restaurant is Lovely, low key and not fussy.
The clam strip appetizer was the best I have ever had anywhere.
And, the lemon meringue deconstructed pie in a glass was delish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently amazing

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vipfoodie
New England
136 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed an incredibly delicious lunch here. We had reservations which was nice as they became busy and it's a fairly small place. Mussel options were great - we ended up with the Parma and the Thai mussels - both were to die for!! One person also had the chicken and loved it. Truffled Parmesan fries also very good. Service was also excellent! If I lived closer, I'd be a regular here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had never been there before and asked the server to give us some info. He told us the history of the restaurant, where the mussels come from, and a ton of interesting things about the menu. He also had great recommendations and made sure we knew the menu front and back. The bisque mussels stole the show!

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vipRandyB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Overall excellent experience

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lj123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all around wonderful!!! never disappoints!!! brunch has something for everyone!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great mussels although the desserts are overrated and skippable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent, food is outstanding. Worth the drive from Westchester every time!

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Flex Mussels - 82nd Street is rated 4.7 stars by 2529 OpenTable diners.

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